Ever wondered why Angry Birds is going to cost so much more on a console than on your phone? Games blog Kotaku claims to have the answer.
Activision is to publish Angry Birds Trilogy for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo 3DS in September and the price has already raised some eyebrows. Trilogy, essentially Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio, will cost $30 for the 3DS and $40 for home consoles, several times the price of the respective iOS games.
Why? Kotaku has some answers: the blog says that Trilogy is a digitally re-mastered, fully remade game, with 19 original levels, 1080p graphics and artwork, new cinematics, surround sound, Move/Kinect support, 3D support and lots of unlockable content. In addition, it says the price reflects having the game on a physical media, allowing consumers to re-sell it or lend it out when they are done.
The downside, though, is that Trilogy will not be “the full Angry Birds experience” according to Kotaku. “Sure, you can play on a TV in gorgeous 1080p, but the 700+ levels doesn’t meet the 855 levels I counted across those three Angry Birds titles,” the blog reports.